In my capacity as one of the principals of Aston Chase, niche up scale Estate Agents, I routinely meet leading architects, interior designers and landscape gardeners. However, it is extremely rare to encounter an architectural landscape practice with an appreciation of not only creating a stylish outdoor environment but one that compliments the house itself resulting in a seamless transition of internal living space and external recreational and relaxation areas. Perhaps more importantly, in all my past dealings, I have always found Bartholomew Landscapes to be thoroughly professional, courteous and 100% reliable. Indeed, I sincerely doubt that there is a more personable landscape gardener in the UK than the principal Barry Burrows…a perfect gentleman and a pleasure to deal with! Whilst there is no pretence at being one of the cheapest operators they are, nonetheless, competitive to comparable quality firms and undoubtedly worth their weight in gold. Few would deny that a Bartholomew Landscapes garden adds significantly to the capital value of the homes of those fortunate enough to be in a position to employ their services.
Mark Pollack, Aston Chase
I would like to thank you for the amazing design and high quality of work that you and your team provided for my wife and I in the landscaping of our rear garden. Your team were at all times neat, tidy and worked hard to complete the project on time. Your continued maintenance of the garden is now bringing it to the full potential your initial design proposed.
Unquestionably Bartholomew’s are the finest contractors we have ever used and there is no doubt in our minds we will be using their services again. The design was innovative and cutting edge as an example of this we installed an astro turf pitch for my football mad children together with a protective netting.
The pitch itself is marked with ‘chalk’ lines and obviously there are flood lights for playing at night. The attention to detail was impeccable, whenever any ‘snagging’ was needed there was never any problem returning to site and making good.
We would be delighted to show the garden to anyone considering using Bartholomew’s and give further references if required as we feel we have had an excellent experience.
Lisa and Adam Caplan, West Heath Road, Hampstead
They have now finished the job and I wanted to write and thank you for the recommendation and to express my delight with the whole way they conducted the contract. At all stages they were efficient, courteous and attentive to detail.
With the children and us on site during the 4 week period of the works, it could have easily been a nightmare but at no time were they intrusive; in fact they were delightful with the children and turned it into a real learning experience for them. They met the time scale agreed at the beginning of the job and the quality of the finished work is excellent.
Tess Robson, Headteacher, Tachbrook Nursery School
I wanted to write to thank you for the work that you and your company have done on my house and gardens over the past five months. From our first point of contact you have approached the work in a professional manner, with creativity in design, sensitivity to the requirements of the area and an eye for detail and quality. The team have been a pleasure to deal with and the workers on site have at all times been first rate – neat and tidy in their work and thoughtful and respectful in their approach. I would not hesitate to recommend your services and to use you again in the future.
Will Rosen, Hampstead Client
Gateway School has recently undergone a major expansion project which left one corner of our school grounds undeveloped and a major eyesore. The area involved was problematic as it was to be used both as a thoroughfare and, hopefully, as a ‘reflective’ area for the children.
We approached a number of firms to look at the space and come up with designs. Bartholomew Landscaping appeared to us to be the only firm who had actually listened to our needs. They came up with a design that both fulfilled and extended our brief. Governors had no hesitation in awarding them the contract. We have had considerable experience in dealing with contractors continuously on site for the last three years. Bartholomew’s workforce was the most courteous and considerate we had to deal with.
The site manager kept me fully informed of progress and they completed the work on time and on budget. The work itself is of a very high quality. Having now lived with their design I’m delighted to report that the garden and its use has exceeded our expectations. The children love the space and the many features it offers – not least the chance to sit on real grass.
Parents are reluctant to leave it and it has become a definite ‘meeting spot’ before and after school. We have been so delighted with Bartholomew’s work that Governors have awarded them a regular maintenance contract to develop all our landscape areas. I have no hesitation recommending them to you.
I am writing to let you know how delighted Vincent and I are with the work carried out to our London patio garden by Bartholomew Landscaping. The original presentation of your ideas and recommendations was most professional and we appreciated your willingness to listen to our own suggestions and to adapt your proposal accordingly.
You and your design staff were patient and cooperative at each stage of the discussion process as our final agreed plan emerged. When the work started, we found your landscaping team to be reliable, good time-keepers, courteous, diligent and careful at all times. This was quite an achievement on their part as the landscaping involved not only some very heavy clearance work at the outset but some delicate work requiring precision towards the end. The advice and guidance from your planting adviser was also much appreciated.
Perhaps more importantly, in all my past dealings, I have always found Bartholomew Landscaping to be thoroughly professional, courteous and 100% reliable. We were particularly impressed by the regularity and thoroughness of the supervision of all aspects of the contract by your colleague Andy Behan and his attention to detail. It was reassuring to know that senior staff were taking a “hands on” responsibility for all stages of the implementation of our project.
This also meant that we were able to liaise with Andy at any stage, to review progress and to discuss possible minor adjustments. The approach from Bartholomew Landscaping was professional and efficient from the beginning and, throughout the term of the contract, we felt we were working together in a successful partnership. The final results in our patio garden not only meet but exceed our expectations and we congratulate Bartholomew Landscaping for making that possible. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
Mrs Mikki Bramall
Recent feedback from the client is that they are very happy with the garden and enjoying the space more as the weather improves. I also wanted to take this opportunity to pass on my thanks to you and the team at Bartholomew Landscaping for delivering an excellent result in a professional, friendly manner that I know was appreciated by Justin and Alex. I would particularly like to thank Andy and Rohan for maintaining such high standards, and attention to detail, that certainly made my job easier and more enjoyable. I also look forward to our next collaboration
Tom Hardiment, Consultant Landscape Architect, THDesign
Whilst writing I do want to thank your team for their hard work and dedication throughout a challenging build. Like always theses projects take a lot out of everyone and I know first hand how hard your team have had to work to make it happen. The family are really happy with the results and I have to say that the attention to detail is faultless throughout. We can’t wait to see the planting complete.
Project Manager for Philimore Gardens